Get Away: New Jersey’s American Dream Complex

Shopping, shows, theme parks—and indoor skiing!—next to Meadowlands.

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Part mega-mall, part entertainment and amusement park, the American Dream complex adjacent to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex is scheduled to open its initial offerings this summer. Once complete, the roughly 3-million-square-foot development will include retail areas fashioned after some of the world’s leading shopping districts, with more than 450 stores, eateries and specialty shops. Highlights of the complex include a performing arts theater, 285-foot-tall Observation Wheel, Lego Discovery Center, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, Sea Life Aquarium, an indoor DreamWorks Water Park, an NHL-size ice rink, and Big Snow America—the first indoor ski and snowboard park in the Western Hemisphere, boasting an 800-foot ski slope and an ice-climbing wall.

American Dream, 50 NJ-120, East Rutherford, New Jersey; 201-340-2900;

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